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The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman Book 5, Chapter 15

By Laurence Sterne

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Book 5, Chapter 15

  • Tristram explains that, if the book was a farce, then that last chapter would have finished the first act and this chapter would start off with some music. He then proceeds to write some music: "twaddle diddle, tweddle diddle,--twiddle diddle,--twodle diddle,--twuddle diddle,--prut-tut—krish—krash—krush" (5.15.2). No one's winning a Grammy award here.

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